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Assistive Technology after the Diploma is a Course

Assistive Technology after the Diploma

Ends Feb 5, 2022
1.5 credits

$15 Enroll

Full course description

Pre-Recorded Webinar: Young adults experience many changes after finally graduating, whether it be senior year or after a supported transition program. Regardless of whether they have a low or high incidence disability, the laws that help them change. Whether they are attending post-secondary education or a job training program there may be tasks where they need help to perform their best. To that end, this presentation will focus on preparing students to navigate these changes as well as ways to continue to consider and identify tools to accommodate and promote independence. 


Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to

1. Understand and explain the differences between ADA and IDEA.

2. Outline the process a student would need to follow to receive accommodations in post-secondary education.

3. Identify the process of how to determine what tools can make life more independent in personal and work life. 


Presenter: Sayard Bass

Sayard is a speech pathologist and assistive technology professional with her Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Illinois State University and ATP Certification through RESNA. In the beginning of her career she worked with individuals who use alternative and augmentative communication, and her use and love of AT expanded from there. She currently works for Southwest Co-operative (South of Chicago) as the assistive technology coordinator. In addition, she is an adjunct instructor in the University of Illinois - Chicago, Assistive Technology Certificate Program. Her interests include process, AAC, and Transition. Personally, she enjoys hikes with her toddler, riding bikes, reading, and trying new hobbies (currently, knitting).